October, 2018

”Cloud Extrusion”, one of my series of “Cloud Panels”, was selected for Louisville Visual Art’s annual Open Studio Weekend juried exhibition. The piece is composed of laser-cut steel, integral LED lighting with variable color control, and poplar. The show features the work of about thirty Louisville-area artists. It opens on November 2nd at The Cressman Visual Arts Center [corner of 1st and Main] and runs through the month of November.

June, 2018

"Beetle"—a small hollow-core vessel I cast several years ago from recycled light bulbs and a gift to my wife Camy—has been selected for "Celebrating American Craft—Southern Style". A survey of contemporary craft across the American South, the show runs from September 10th through November 2nd at the Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University.

A “Question and Answer” feature in Louisville’s LEO Weekly offers some insight into my “Cloud Panels” and design process: https://www.leoweekly.com/2018/06/qa-glass-artist-steve-heine/

September, 2017

I received a generous Artist Professional Development Grant from the Great Meadows Foundation [http://greatmeadowsfoundation.org]: I'll travel to Venice in October for a creative immersion—a week exploring the light, glass and art of Venice; its historic architecture and public spaces; the Venice Biennale and Glasstress 2017, an international exhibition.

August,  2017

“Buoyancy” and “Song Birds” are two of the thirty pieces selected for the 2017 “Horizon: Contemporary Landscape” show at the beautiful Community Arts Center in Danville, KY. Kensuke Yamada, a ceramics artist and professor at Centre College, juried this year's show. “Horizon” attracted entrants from 23 states. The show opens on September 8th and runs through November 4th.

January, 2017

I'll be interviewed at 10AM on January 12th—along with fellow PYRO artist Kathy Loomis—by Louisville Visual Art's Keith Waits. LVA's Public with Keith Waits airs live every Thursday on WXOX 97.1 / ARTxFM.com from 10—11 AM.

December, 2016

Some of my recent work was featured on December 23rd in Artebella, Louisville Visual Art’s blog, as one of its ongoing series of artist vignettes: http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/artebella/2016/12/23/vignette-steve-heine

“New Year, New PYRO Artists” runs from January 5th through February 18th, 2017, at PYRO Gallery. I’ll be exhibiting some completed pieces as well as concept drawings and paper study models for my ongoing series of “Cloud Panels”. The opening reception for the show is on Thursday, January 5th, from 6—9 PM.

November, 2016

“Lucent Cloud” and “Beetle” were selected for the Louisville Visual Art’s Open Studio Weekend juried show. The show runs from November 4th — December 2nd at the Cressman Center for Visual Art in Louisville [corner of 1st and Main]. My home/studio will be open during the weekend of November 5th and 6th. More info at http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/open-studio-weekend/.

August, 2016

“Blue Wash” [2015] and “Beetle” [2014] were recently selected for “Gathering: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland”, featuring “the best of emerging and established glass artists from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Wisconsin—the heartland of America.” The show runs during the month of October at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

“Blue Wash” is an architectural glass panel composed of laser-cut steel, handblown sheet glass and poplar. It’s one of my series of “Cloud Panels”.

“Beetle” is a hollow-core vessel cast from recycled light bulbs. One of my “Wood Lathe Vessels”, the wax positive for the glass was slowly turned on a wood lathe. The glass was then cast using the lost-wax process. The lid for the vessel was turned from ambrosia maple.

“Lucent Cloud” [2016], another of my “Cloud Panels”, was selected for this summer’s 2016 “Bluegrass Biennial: A Kentucky Juried Exhibition” at Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. The juror for the show chose the work of three Kentucky artists for special recognition—“Lucent Cloud” received one of the show’s Merit Awards.

This is my sixth year [2011—2016] participating as a juried member in the Kentucky Arts Council Architectural Artist Directory: http://artistdirectory.ky.gov/Pages/ArchitecturalArtistDirectory.aspx


“Sweet Camille's Halo”, one of my series of “Cloud Panels”, was selected for the 2015 “44th Mid-States Craft Exhibition”.

“Blue Wash” was exhibited at the 2015 “PYRO Gallery Invitational Show”.

“Winter Landscape”  [laser-cut steel, handblown sheet glass and poplar] was selected for the 2015 “Horizon: Contemporary Landscape” exhibition at the Community Arts Center in beautiful Danville, KY.


“Big Lavender”, from my series of “Wood Lathe Vessels”, was selected for the 2014 “Put a Lid on It” exhibition at the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea, KY. The exhibit showcased lidded containers by 48 Kentucky artists.